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 No.13968[Reply]

Post the last book(s) you have read. It would be nice if you add a synopsis or review as well, but it's not a requirement. Just seeing a snapshot of what other image-board anons are reading is itself awesome.

New feature for 2018! This thread is set to Cycle mode. Here's to a forever book reading thread.

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 No.15570

>>15566

Not having your own body is 100%.




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 No.908[Reply]

Greetings fellow /lit/erati!

Here are the rules:

1. Follow the Global Rules.

2. Try to keep things literature related.

3. No spamming.

4. No illegal content.

Guidelines and FAQ: https://8ch.net/lit/oddsandends.html

That is all.

Let your minds and fingers roam free!

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 No.15633[Reply]

rate my archive

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 No.15642

>The Furnace (Subversive Jewish Books.)

Fucking hell my sides. Everything looked so serious and organized until that came up.


 No.15643

>>15634

>>15642

What is in the Furnace anyway?


 No.15645

>>15633

>read-only

hehehhe.jpg


 No.15652

File: 9284c9cc87afe95⋯.gif (1.02 MB, 600x400, 3:2, laughing guy.gif)

>>15642

HAHA!


 No.15663

Why do you need an archive of such size?

Just read whatever you want to read

99.99% of literature is trash anyways

this board should really be titled "reading" because most things worthy of reading are not literature




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 No.15140[Reply]

Let's just do it. There's not gonna be a better time, anyway. No hurry, obviously.

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 No.15641

>>15638

I actually read it a few days ago, but I didn't read it intently enough to leave any good feedback. I'll give it another go tomorrow.


 No.15658

File: 70e678a4aa1b6bd⋯.gif (913.66 KB, 384x288, 4:3, courage-at-computer.gif)

File: fd33cf3a941a226⋯.png (175.5 KB, 1257x790, 1257:790, ss-2019-01-21-220132.png)

>stop giving a fuck about page length like posters above said

>put alll the pdfs together out of curiosity

>currently totals to 66 pages

>not even done yet

>fanfiction of some 90s hentai turned into shit about interstellar war, an insane faggot cyborg aristocrat's identity crisis, his planetary overlord supercomputer ai mom that population control/genocides the human populace by rigging female birth rates on artificial wombs, and his twice cloned black market sniper boyfriend

Is there an annual autism award? Because I think I might be a nominee.


 No.15659

>>15658

With margins like that, the page count tells diddly-squat about how long the text actually is. If you want to brag about your (not really noteworthy, I'm afraid) autism, use the word or character count. Also, start writing something else before that turns into real autism you can't give up anymore.


 No.15660

>>15659

It seems to be the default setting when converting and autoformatting text files to pdfs. I can put it through a different template when everything's done.

$ wc intro.txt scene1-1.txt scene1-2.txt scenea2.txt scene1-a4.txt scene1-3a.txt scene1-5a.txt scene1-3.txt scene1-2a.txt scene1-5b.txt scene1-5c.txt scene1-5d.txt 
2 74 451 intro.txt
24 450 2610 scene1-1.txt
38 543 3192 scene1-2.txt
32 477 2574 scenea2.txt
91 934 5705 scene1-a4.txt
75 1532 9090 scene1-3a.txt
47 650 3666 scene1-5a.txt
8 195 1138 scene1-3.txt
24 413 2395 scene1-2a.txt
39 451 2726 scene1-5b.txt
20 446 2582 scene1-5c.txt
40 743 4176 scene1-5d.txt
440 6908 40305 total

$ wc ks4-ica-convo.txt ks1-midasintro-icaPOV2.txt ks2-midas-ryepov.txt ks3-midas-ryejob.txt ks5-pa.txt ks6-pa2.txt ks7-post-tx.txt scene4-2b.txt scene4-2c.txt scene4-3-01c.txt scene4-3-02.txt scene4-3-04.txt scene4-3-03b.txt scene4-5.txt scene4-6.txt
24 236 1383 ks4-ica-convo.txt
21 587 3556 ks1-midasintro-icaPOV2.txt
30 445 2390 ks2-midas-ryepov.txt
22 529 3038 ks3-midas-ryejob.txt
16 288 1695 ks5-pa.txt
26 305 1730 ks6-pa2.txt
58 846 4961 ks7-post-tx.txt
71 720 4190 scene4-2b.txt
31 374 2225 scene4-2c.txt
26 507 3049 scene4-3-01c.txt
29 463 2753 scene4-3-02.txt
47 706 4214 scene4-3-04.txt
46 658 3764 scene4-3-03b.txt
104 992 5619 scene4-5.txt
42 492 2837 scene4-6.txt
593 8148 47404 total

$ wc scene11.txt scene11-2b.txt 3a-is1.txt 3a-is2.txt scene14b.txt scene14-2.txt scene14-5.txt scene14-3.txt scene14-4.txt scene14-6.txt 3a-ks8.txt
118 1492 8965 scene11.txt
31 653 3912 scene11-2b.txt
43 579
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 No.15661

>>15660

(posting limits)

If there was some scifi manga or LN with a similar premise, even through the butchering process of translating Japanese to English, I'd legitimately be entertained by it. It's just that I never wrote anything before and this is probably the most ridiculous thing I've done.




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 No.15552[Reply]

what is the literary genre that has dark, gloomy and "evil" themes but instead of inducing fear it creates a sense of comfort. I find comfort in darkness

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 No.15554

>>15553

shut the fuck up you reddit neurotypical mortal drone


 No.15557

>>15552

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by Edmund Gill Swain


 No.15593

The Girl's Last Tour manga counts, I guess.


 No.15630

File: 5b4cee471b2a682⋯.jpg (136.42 KB, 485x750, 97:150, Edgar Allan Poe.jpg)

>>15557

Swain wrote The Stoneground Ghost Tales: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/44581

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary is the first of four books M. R. James (a colleague and member of the Chit-Chat Society at Cambridge to whom James read his ghost-stories at Christmas).

Some of the Gothic stories by Poe may also fit what OP is looking for, and some of the stories by H. P. Lovecraft, such as The Outsider.


 No.15657

Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson




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 No.15654[Reply]

what are some books that you REALLY want to read but can't find anywhere due to any reason whatsoever?

For me it's Milkbottle H by Gil Orlovitz

>American publishers weren’t interested in Orlovitz’s work, as either poet or novelist. Despite decades of productivity as a poet no major U.S. house had published any of his work. It’s no surprise that Milkbottle H was rejected wholesale in the U.S. after years of circulating among publishers

 No.15656

It's literally on Amazon dude.




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 No.15653[Reply]

how come you never discuss erich segal, /lit/? I thought you had taste?

 No.15655

File: e25633de3ddef6c⋯.png (132.96 KB, 279x303, 93:101, mokou-shrug.png)

>be anonymous

>thinking I care about my tastes being validated as "good taste"

Where do you think you are?




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 No.15648[Reply]

Does anyone have free sources for this guy's books (can be in French)?

Say, Kyra Kyralina (aka Chira Chiralina), Uncle Anghel, etc. others in the Adrien Zogaffi series of books

or Russia unveiled: 1927-1930 (The Other Flame and Confessions of a Loser), but really all other works.

Maybe also the essay 'the man who adheres to nothing' and other non-literary writings

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 No.9619[Reply]

What writers capture a good sense of insanity in their prose?

What stories does /lit/ recommend that convey insanity?

Can you remember any passages you liked with characters going or acting utterly mad?

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 No.15347

>>9619

You've gotta be more specific than that, are you talking about the characters or the narrator? Are you talking about conveying madness or just depicting it?


 No.15355

>>11984

I really liked a few snippets. This one here:

>Don Antonio was slipping home by the short cuts. The first blow made him fall with his bleeding face against the causeway.

I love this part. It's sets the tone for the whole riot with just two sentences. Written as terse as possible, the reader is given an immediate demise of one of the gentry. Similarly, the baroness being lifted over the balcony railing and being left exactly at that was a great choice as well.

Another part:

>The first fellow caught him in the shoulder with a hatchet cut. Another was on him with a sickle, and disembowelled him as he was reaching with his bleeding arm for the knocker.

With the quick introduction of this character, we're given an even quicker tragedy. Very well written.

Also, the frequent and strong similes like a famished wolf among sheep or a man's axe felling a boy as if to cut down a mighty tree were excellent too.

It's certainly a masterpiece, being able to fully capture the insanity and brutality of a riot in just a handful of paragraphs. Thanks for sharing this!


 No.15380

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest has some great moments that blur the line between reality and psychotic delusion.

As someone who's spent time in a psych ward being treated for psychosis, those parts feel true to experience. I know it's high school reading list tier, but it's at least there for a reason.


 No.15383

American Psycho does a very good job at portraying the slow erosion of sanity over a long period of time.


 No.15647

a pickle for the knowing ones, Timothy Dexter. he himself wasn't quite sane, not completely insane, but a little bit. his book is just his thoughts as they came to him.




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 No.14351[Reply]

Irruption. Like I get it, by definition it's a gradient of eruption, but every time I read it I can't help but think "eruption" and why didn't they use "eruption" here and then I think about volcanoes and lose track of what I was reading in the first place.

your turn

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 No.15612

File: 63f032b3a6da8f6⋯.gif (224.94 KB, 299x198, 299:198, muh-triggers.gif)

>fantastical

There's a perfectly good word still out there and I think we can distinguish between superlatives and adjectives

But, fine, I hate it, but it can be unclear for the clueless

but all this…?

>genetical

>magnifical

>symbolical

>acoustical

>pathetical

>geometrical

>hyperbolical

>satanical

>eugenical

I mean … seriously … ffs, stahp!!!

Words that are adjectives with the same meaning with an -ic ending or -ical ending should ALWAYS default to the -ic. When it's a noun as -ic and an adjective when -ical, such as "political", "medical", "musical" or "logical", then the distinction is valid, or when the two words mean different things, or common use has come to favour one, such as "urological" (we don't say "urologic procedure").

It's just appallingly poor education in grammar that irritates me endlessly when I see writers – people who should know how to grammar – do it.

It's all so very autistical.


 No.15613

File: c1b4d3c51c07921⋯.jpg (Spoiler Image, 73.98 KB, 1280x720, 16:9, mathematics-fourier-series.jpg)

>>14395

>PROBLEMATICAL

iftfy

Also

>cybernetical

>theocratical

>>15574

>pic related

lol

>>14355

Yeah, after all, who ever heard of mathematicians using shortened terms for anything? ijkwy


 No.15637

SUDDENLY


 No.15644

>>15637

PRESENTLY

Maybe once I've read it used in a way that actually told anything.


 No.15646

>>14396

Literally the shortest introductory phrase.

>>15612

>[when] common use has come to favour one, such as "urological" (we don't say "urologic procedure")

>points out an inconsistency

>proceeds to defeat his point by admitting it's okay when people do it




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 No.12678[Reply]

Why is this board so dead?

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 No.15514

>>14169

yeah, but theyz a bizarrely amusing conversation

>>14344

>that pic

Wheein so puuuuuurrrrdy


 No.15533

>>15362

I don't go on our active boards here, so I've gotten used to it being slow. The fastest one I visit is /k/ and I mostly lurk it these days. I do wish It wasn't such a crawl sometimes.


 No.15535

>>14344

Asians are so butt-ugly.


 No.15635

>>13219

kill yourself turkroach


 No.15636




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 No.15471[Reply]

>While I prefer open-source solutions, if you already have a recent version of MS Office, try loading your PDF directly into MS Word. MS Word now converts PDF files to Word documents amazingly well (another example here). Microsoft refers to this as PDF Reflow, and it has been available since MS Word 2013. Word's PDF Reflow even automatically finds the text in scanned/bitmapped PDFs and uses (quite accurate) optical character recognition (OCR) to convert it to editable text characters in the Word document. Once you have your PDF file in MS Word format, you'll have a lot more capability to manipulate it into other formats and/or form factors. For example, you can use the free e-book management utility, calibre, to convert .docx to epub/mobi, or you could use Writer2ePub, ePub Tools–a Word add-in, or pandoc (cross platform).

Holy shit, this works much better than the standard process with k2opt. Just open the pdf in word, save as docx and then use calibre to convert it to epub or azw3. You can then also edit the table of contents in calibre.

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 No.15474

>>15473

you can't change pdf formating on an e reader


 No.15496

>>15473

That and many e readers like the Swindle don't have sensible zoom and scroll functions making pdfs almost impossible to read if they're not formated for the device.


 No.15510

>>15471

>what is calibre

pdfs will always look like ass though. readable, but ass. better to get an ebook format


 No.15527

>>15510

That shit is not readable.


 No.15631

>>15471

You can mod kindles, slightly. The only solution I can think of is to mod the screen to horizontal mode, giving you more page space.




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 No.13645[Reply]

4000+ members, competitions, and other cool stuff

https://discordservers.com/view/234696507352154112

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 No.15626

>>15625

>Discord explicitly confirms in its privacy policy[1] that it collects the following information:

>IP Address

>Device UUID

>User's e-mail address

>All text messages

>All images

>All VOIP data (voice chat)

>Open rates for e-mail sent by Discord

:>Discord does not explictly confirm that it collects this information, but still collects it:

>Logs of all of the other programs that are open on your computer

https://spyware.neocities.org/articles/discord.html

And why bother to begin with?


 No.15627

>>15626

a lot of those are voided by using vm software, apart from the in-app messages and images collected.

i use it because there are a lot of useful private groups on there


 No.15628

>>15626

>>15627

ty for this website though, its useful


 No.15629

>>15625

Or just use a browser? What a bizarre recommendation.


 No.15662

>>15629

>a web browser is a sandbox

Are you seriously that naive?

http://webkay.robinlinus.com/

https://panopticlick.eff.org/




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 No.12059[Reply]

Post examples of Übermenschs

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 No.15578

File: 48f0b2c4f976c5f⋯.jpg (424.85 KB, 1080x803, 1080:803, Screenshot_20190110-024220….jpg)

Stop watching porn.

Stop mass importing exotic fruits.

https://youtu.be/5qrMY6CDT2M


 No.15584

>Ubermenschs


 No.15585

>>13887

>plebian

>>12074

>>13814

>Rabbi Yeshua

>a common vandal suffering from schizophrenia

This board is really bad.


 No.15620

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 No.15621

>>15585

You aren't helping.




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 No.15428[Reply]

Ty in advance

 No.15431

Shit Jesus fuck it's real.


 No.15433

Fuck yeah it is, Straight up just mixes kim kardashian with kierkegaard. Honestly i need this book. He's got twitter aswell where he posts some quotes but thats about it


 No.15596

File: e48fc67e01fc4ef⋯.jpg (19.38 KB, 512x384, 4:3, whyyyy.jpg)

>>15428

well done. I got sucked in thinking this was something r…-

why is this an actual book?


 No.15619

>>15596

That cartoon blows




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